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Introduction: The Rationale for the National Wildlife Federation Cohort of Young Scientists Studying Wildlife Responses to Climate Change STEPHEN H. SCHNEIDER AND TERRY L. ROOT Climate Change: Overview and Implications for Wildlife TERRY L. ROOT AND STEPHEN H. SCHNEIDER Chapter 1. Climate Change and Its Effect on Species Range Boundaries: A Case Study of the Sachem Skipper Butterfly, Atalopedes campestri LISA CROZIER Chapter 2. Butterflies as Model Systems for Understanding and Predicting Climate Change 93 JESSICA J. HELLMANN Chapter 3. Historical Studies of Species' Responses to Climate Change: Promises and Pitfalls 127 RAPHAEL SAGARIN Chapter 4. Community Responses to Climate Change: Links Between Temperature and Keystone Predation in a Rocky Intertidal System ERIC SANFORD Chapter 5. Testing Climate Change Predictions with the Subalpine Species Delphinium nuttallianum FRANCISCA SAAVEDRA Chapter 6. Modeling Potential Impacts of Climate Change on the Spatial Distribution of Vegetation in the United States with a Probabilistic Biogeography Approach ELENA SHEVLIAKOVA Chapter 7. Climate Change and the Susceptibility of U.S. Ecosystems to Biological Invasions: Two Cases of Expected Range Expansion ERIKA S. ZAVALETA AND JENNIFER L. ROYVAL Chapter 8. Climate Change, Whitebark Pine, and Grizzly Bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem LAURA KOTEEN Conclusion: Climate Change and Wildlife -A Look Ahead PATTY GLICK AND MARK VAN PUTTEN